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Which BBC regions are on satellite?

Which BBC regions are on satellite?

Which BBC regions are on satellite?
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All the BBC regions are on digital satellite.

The regions are shown on this map with Sky channel numbers (see below for Freesat):

all England HD BBC One HD Sky 976 Freesat 972
Also ITV ITV London Sky 973 Freesat 977
BM W Mids: Midlands Today (West Midlands, Birmingham) Sky 959 Freesat 963
BS West: Points West (Bristol) Sky 966 Freesat 965
CB East(W): Look East (East (W), Cambridge) Sky 962 Freesat 954
Channel 4 Channel 4 London Sky 974 Freesat 974
Channel 4+1 Channel 4 London +1 Sky 975 Freesat 975
CI Channel Islands: Spotlight Channel Islands Sky 968 Freesat 951
England BBC Two England Sky 969 Freesat 968
HD BBC One Scotland HD Sky 977 Freesat 973
HD BBC One Wales HD Sky 978 Freesat 976
HD BBC One Northern Ireland HD Sky 979 Freesat 978
HL E Yks&L: Look North (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, Hull Sky 957 Freesat 967
LDN London Sky 954 Freesat 950
LS Yorks: Look North (Yorkshire & North Midlands, Leeds) Sky 956 Freesat 966
MR N West: North West Tonight (Manchester) Sky 958 Freesat 955
NC East(E): Look East (East, Norwich) Sky 961 Freesat 953
NI BBC One Northern Ireland Sky 953 Freesat 957
NI BBC Two Northern Ireland Sky 972 Freesat 969
NO E Mids: East Midlands Today (Nottingham) Sky 960 Freesat 952
NT NE&C: Look North (North East & Cumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne) Sky 955 Freesat 956
OX Oxford: South Today (Oxford) Sky 965 Freesat 985
PY S West: Spotlight (Plymouth) Sky 967 Freesat 962
Scotland BBC One Scotland Sky 951 Freesat 960
Scotland BBC Two Scotland Sky 970 Freesat 970
SO South: South Today (Southampton) Sky 964 Freesat 961
TW S East: South East Today (Tunbridge Wells) Sky 963 Freesat 959
Wales BBC Two Wales Sky 971 Freesat 971
Wales BBC One Wales Sky 952 Freesat 964

Sky SUBSCRIBERS and those with newer style free-to-view cards will get the correct BBC ONE on 101; Sky free-to-air satellite people may have to choose the channel from a list starting at channel Sky 951.

Freesat viewers use the numbers in italics.

* = new channel number from 28/2/06

All questions
Where is the interference to my Freeview service coming from?1
Is it true that my 87 year old mother is entitled to a FREE upgrade when the ana2
Can my Freeview box receive more than one BBC and ITV region?3
I have been told I would receive too much singal from my Freeview tansmitter as 4
I would like to know if it is possible to receive UK terrestrial Freeview servic5
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Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels1
What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fau2
Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?3
I have a Panasonic TV with integrated Freeview how can I record Freeview channel4
My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?5
How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?6

Sunday, 17 July 2016
Richard Cooper
1:38 PM Norwich

mick: Hi, Mick. First of all, we need to know where roughly in Leicester you live, so that we can work out if, indeed there is an alternative Freeview transmitter that you could, in fact, use, to receive East Midlands programmes. Either the name of your district or the nearest nearby main road number or the postcode of a local shop, Garage or Post Office would do. It is worth us checking this for you before recommending an alternative to Freeview such as Freesat. Hope to hear from you again during this afternoon, Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 453 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 18 July 2016
6:16 PM Leicester

hI Richard I live in Whetstone le8 6yu

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mick's 4 posts GB
6:17 PM Leicester

Richard Cooper: Hi Richard I live in Whetstone Leicester LE8 6YU

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mick's 4 posts GB
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Richard Cooper
9:23 AM Norwich

mick:Hi, Mick. I have checked Digital UK which says you should use Sutton Coldfield (West Midlands) or Waltham on the Wolds (near Melton Mowbray) (East Midlands). Since you have already stated that you cannot receive from Waltham on the Wolds, your only realistic alternative for you to get the East Midlands region is to invest in a Freesat installation which requires a satellite dish, satellite cabling and a tv set that has a Freesat receiver - most tvs only have Freeview, not Freesat, although Panasonic is a good brand for Freesat. Richard, Norwich

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Richard Cooper's 453 posts Gold Gold GB
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
8:46 AM

Richard Cooper: Thanks I will go freesat

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mick's 4 posts GB
Monday, 19 June 2017
5:33 PM

I have a KVH satellite dome on my motor home and the bbc regional channel should be southwest (spotlight) but at the moment I can only get bbc west which is Bristol I believe, can you please advise how I can change this.

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Keith's 1 post GB
5:37 PM

Keith: Which satellite receiver box are you using? If it's a Sky box the region is set by the address the viewing card is registered to, Freesat boxes set their region by asking for a postcode during the initial setup. Generic free to air receivers will vary, so check the instructions.

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StevensOnln1's 2,271 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Sam h
3:16 PM Haslemere


We have a Panasonic tv and a grundig gufsat01sd freesat receiver and all has been until this week

Bbc london on channel 101 is crackly and lags where as bbc west is fine!

We are in gu27 2at

Thanks for any help

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Sam h's 1 post GB
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